Tag Archives: Canada

Interview with Ranil Prasad on Municipal Prayers

by | July 22, 2020

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Ranil Prasad “is a fourth year political science student at UBC, where he studies the relationship between party platforms and legislative activities. In his spare time, he is the Premier of the non-partisan BC Youth Parliament, a youth service organization in which youth engagement and community serviced are emphasized. He also… Read more »

Ask An Abortion Doula 12 – Crisis Navigation: Locked-Down, Not Locked Out

by | March 29, 2020

By Autumn Reinhardt-Simpson Autumn Reinhardt-Simpson is an abortion doula and Ph.D. student in religious studies at the University of Alberta. She is the author of the Humanist Ceremonies Handbook (Humanist Press, 2018) and the upcoming The Companion: An Abortion Doula Handbook. You can visit her on her website www.electriceelpond.com.  Here she talks about abortion providers navigating the crisis. March, 2019 Normally,… Read more »

Ask Melissa 2 – Territorial in the Provinces, Provincial in the Mental Territory: The Provinces’ and the Territories’ Biology Education Contexts

by | January 14, 2020

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Melissa Story lives in Eastern Ontario with her husband and three cats. She studied Advertising & Public Relations at St. Lawrence College in Kingston. She worked in the events industry for a few years, before returning to post-secondary to pursue a degree in Psychology. She received her psychology BA from the… Read more »

Humanism and prostitution

by | December 1, 2019

By Ian Bushfield — The Ontario Court of Appeal today upheld an earlier ruling that the federal laws banning “bawdy houses” (brothels) is unconstitutional. They further ruled that the law against “living on the avails” of prostitution could only apply to exploitative relationships. Finally, they overturned an earlier ruling and upheld the ban on solicitation. The court has… Read more »

Canada, a relatively irreligious place

by | November 30, 2019

By Ian Bushfield — The latest poll from Leger Marketing asked the standard “who will you vote for” type questions, but then dug deeper to try to expose a difference between Quebec and the rest of Canada. One question in particular sparked my interest. They asked “Do you personally consider yourself as a person who is religious?”… Read more »

Ask Takudzwa 14 – Soft Spots in Legislation

by | November 11, 2019

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Takudzwa Mazwienduna is the informal leader of Zimbabwean Secular Alliance and a member of the Humanist Society of Zimbabwe. This educational series will explore secularism in Zimbabwe from an organizational perspective, and some more. Here we talk about areas of concern in legislation. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: If we look at a Canadian context,… Read more »